nevermind - photography & nirvana

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Photography is much like looking into the soul of it's creator. What's fixating is to look through the end of the camera lens of a talented teen photographer; an adult - deeply, passionately entrenched in it's infancy stage.

The creative well thought out images are like looking into a mirror of your days past. You feel their joy, understand the angst and you marvel at knowing that before them are uncharted waters. Rolling waves of feelings on the tips of ones fingers.

If I were writing a screen-play, this is where I would fade into said scene with the Nirvana song, "Smells Like Teen Spirit." The moody grunge song building into an accarezzévole (expressive & caressing) accelerando (accelerating; gradually increasing the tempo) and as loud as your ear-drums can suffer. After all you are young, and impending deafness is 'narry a worry'.

I must be longing for my youth today...............

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From another Seattleite, this one famous, not I;
I part with a few Kurt Cobain quotes;

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Photography by a young man (Mansard Roof) in his teens - his bio reads;
"i like forts made outta sticks, waking up early and foggy windows".

"this is who i am"

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"Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

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"We're so trendy we can't even escape ourselves." - Kurt Cobain

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Sophie Wilson brings the tender female side to her photography. She writes;

Sophie, 18 - illustrator, photographer, French-film lover, lighthouse enthusiast. Illustrator then photographer. Living in Shropshire, the dairy county, England
let's be friends.

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"The duty of youth is to challenge corruption".
- Kurt Cobain

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"We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers". - Kurt Cobain"

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With the lights out it's less dangerous
Here we are now
Entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now
Entertain us
A mulatto
An albino
A mosquito
My Libido
Yeah, a denial

smells like teen spirit - Nirvana

{go forth & live responsibly}
live like you were young,
if you are young,
capture it in a mason jar


24 Corners said...

Deb...it looks like youre longing for your youth AND Seattle. Well just so you know...it's freezing and raining here today...on Seafair weekend no less! The Blue Angels are hidden by all the clouds. ;)

The memories of our youth provide such an escape from the present with all of it's "stuff". I wish Kurt's youthful memories would have done that for him...what a wise (but tortured)soul.

Thanks for the peak at these great images...hope all is going well with your house!

xoxo Jessica

Janet said...

Kurt Cobain is my all time fav and some very cool photography. Great post and excellent quotes you chose. <3

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Have you ever seen the work of fashion photographer, Tim Walker? I think you'd love it! He's so imaginative!

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pve design said...

wonderful, love that tear jar!

Brabourne Farm said...

Fabulous! Such a shame I didn't have a mason jar when I needed one but would I have been wise enough to use it. Have a lovely, lovely week. Leigh

Francine Gardner said...

I am so with you...I long for my youth. In summer, my kids are home with their friends and seeing them brings me back to my college days with all its traumas, adventures, highs and lows...the wild 80's...Ibiza, 54, job in Saint tropez...the problem is that I still feel as this young wild fearless girl and it sometimes so hard to act and behave a a grown up...don't you think?? I forgot to mention I used to follow Pink Floyd and Yes, spent nights listening to Leonard Cohen and Cat Stevens...Really hope that you will make it to New York one day, we could reminisce on our youth past and have a great old time...Francine

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Deb,
Fabulous images accompanied by the words of one of my favourites.
Our son and daughter were Nirvana followers and their music, along with Faith no More, Soundgaerden and Pearl Jam, blasted out on full volume, from the moment they woke up until they went to sleep !! I know them off by heart. We were in the States when he died and had tickets to see them when we got homr. So sad....what a tourtured soul.
Thanks for the trip down memory lane.....Can I come with you when you visit Feancine ?!!! I was a great YES fan too !!!!
Hope all's well with you Deb and that the house sale is going well.
We are off to Italy next week. XXXX

*Chic Provence* said...

as always, such a creative post, Deb!! thanks


Lisa Porter said...

OK! It's settled! We are ALL going to Francine's!
We can sing & dance & laugh & cry & do cart wheels & drink(i bet she has the good stuff)& help her pull weeds!
Somebody better tell her...

Julie@beingRUBY said...

OH Deb
Fabulous post.. Leave it to you to make us feel young again.. I think travel makes me feel young... less burdened... I miss both.. my youth.. [although not too young and penniless ahaha].. and travel!

tried to pop over before but darn internet kept dropping out.. it too is not as young as it used to be...

Have a lovely week xxx Julie

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

The tears in the glass jar is thought provoking Deb! Have a lovely week!

Tish Jett said...

Oh, dear Deb,

Nothing comes to mind except thank you.

Yes, thank you so very much.


DolceDreams said...

Ahhh youth! Yes I too wish I had put some of it in a mason jar...
Thought provoking photography...

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Wow Deb, I especially needed this today! I am so sure.... Thanks my friend....I thought everyone today was going south.......Bisous! maryanne xo

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Renée Finberg said...

i can't stand it.
i love these images.
where in the world do you find them.

love ya' xxx

Dovecote Decor said...

All I can say to dumbwit tellher is Lord and Taylor! I'm with PVE on the tear jar. With three girls, I could have closets full of them!

Anthony said...

Such a nice glimpse into those two young artists' portfolios of work. I don't know if you recall, but I, too, love photography. And I especially enjoy being behind the lens capturing whatever strikes my fancy! It really IS a wonderful medium, and it's so accessible. I mean, anyone can pick up a camera! But, of course, NOT everyone is talented... Ya either gots IT, or ya ain't gots it!

I also like how you've captured the spirit of youth, here. It resonates quite nicely.

Hope all is going well in your world, Deb! :)

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Deb,
Fabulous work by these two young girls. Lots of talent.
Congratulation, you won my French Touch giveaway. If you would be kind enough to email me your address, I get everything out to you asap!
Thanks again and bon journée!

Kelly Frances Dunn said...

I hope those are tears of joy :) The hands on the steering wheel...represents so much!

Mariska Meijers said...

Love the Sophie wilson picture on the bed.

Renae Moore said...

Great post....I must say I never listened much to Kurt Cobain, but he actually had some pretty profound statements. Too bad he wasted his life.
I miss my youthful days in ways. I like having the wisdom and life experience now, but would love to have my youthful physique!

Anonymous said...

Excellent post, as always. Sad that KC is no longer with us.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Oh Deb!
What a oploignant blast to the past, beautiful images and thoughts, thanks for the mention on the top......I do so appreciate it!!!!!Maryanne xoxoxoxo

joanna said...

Love the photos and the quotes.
Some of both quite ingenious.

Have a lovely week-end.


SpryOnTheWall said...

Wow, another great post! I love photography and these are some great images!!! xoxo Jenny

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